Originally Posted by Nordburg2001
At present it will be afloat 1 or 2 nights at most but next year it may be moored over Easter and all summer
Its really surprising how much water a RIB can collect without an Auto Bilge pump overnight in a Bad downpour!
..every drop flows towards the back end (as its meant too) and can soon get half way up the Transum where a lot of the weight is already!....as the Boat dips in the water it exasperates the effect....small Boats suffer worst..how often Have you seen Tenders sunk in Marina's?
I was Towing for a trip to the Scillies a couple years ago and Hit Torrential/Blinding rain on the M5 which was leaving standing water on the Motorway and slowed us to a crawl.
In only 20 minutes I had half a deck of water!....and had to switch on the Bilge Pumps while we continued down the Road to Rock!
If the weather looks Bad for extended mooring periods I'd use a cover.